Euthyrox Puggle dogs are considered hybrids. Euthyrox This basically means they are a cross between two different purebreds. Euthyrox In the Puggle case, euthyrox this would be a Beagle and a Pug. Euthyrox The Puggle can also be referred to as a crossbreed, euthyrox even though this term can also refer to a mongrel - a dog that has only one known purebred in their genes.
Euthyrox Unlike mongrels or mutts that are usually the result of an unintentional crossbreed, euthyrox hybrid dogs breed, euthyrox whether they began as mutts or not, euthyrox is purposely bred to create a specific breed type. Euthyrox Hybrid dogs like the Puggle are known as “designer dogs”. Euthyrox Designer dogs are popular hybrids that have been purposely created using two specific purebred dogs.
Euthyrox Of course, euthyrox not all “designer dogs” are bred for the purpose of suiting the latest fad. Euthyrox The Labradoodle is a good example of this. Euthyrox Unlike breeding a Beagle and Pug for fashion, euthyrox a Labrador and Standard Poodle were initially bred to create a hypoallergenic guide dog. Euthyrox In other words, euthyrox the original cross breeding that resulted in the Labradoodle was intentional, euthyrox and is still trying to be perfected so it can be recognized as a purebred dog.
Euthyrox Although most hybrids are selectively bred to create a breed that features all of the great characteristics of its two parents, euthyrox sometimes there is no actual thought process in the creation of such breeds. Euthyrox For instance, euthyrox although Puggle dogs are very sweet and sociable dogs, euthyrox they were bred for no other purpose than to be a family pet.
Euthyrox They are not hypoallergenic and they are still prone to Pug breathing problems, euthyrox which can be made worse because of their love for hunting that has been passed to them through their Beagle genes. Euthyrox For reasons such as this, euthyrox many purebred breeders argue that designer dog breeding is irresponsible.
Euthyrox Despite what some breeders may think, euthyrox the fact of the matter is that hybrid dogs are very popular, euthyrox and often make excellent family pets and generally tend to be very healthy and happy breeds.
Euthyrox It is also important to point out that a hybrid dog is not considered a “true breed” due to the fact that they don’t have an official breed standard. Euthyrox For this reason, euthyrox they are not recognized by any national kennel club. Euthyrox In addition, euthyrox not being a true breed means that each Puggle litter produced will be different each time.
Euthyrox Nonetheless, euthyrox even though Puggle dogs may not have a “true” standard to their name, euthyrox the fact remains that this special hybrid is in high demand, euthyrox and is loved by many. Euthyrox After all, euthyrox who says a dog needs an official standard to be considered a great pal and a one-of-a-kind friend.